UBP Academic Advising
Prospective business students
Freshmen, Transfer, and International: Prospective business students who have never taken courses at UH are encouraged to visit our comprehensive prospective student website, which includes step-by-step application guides, downloadable degree plans, transfer equivalency information, mandatory orientation and academic advising information, and more! Current UH students who want to become business majors: Current UH students who wish to become business majors are encouraged to view the change of major requirements listed online or for additional information contact an advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-business advisors see students by appointment only through myUH. Pre-business advisors provide assistance with course selection and registration advising, printing of degree audits, troubleshooting, and information about all other undergraduate business programs and services.
Declared Major students
Declared business majors can make an appointment only through myUH. Declared Major advisors provide assistance with course selection and registration advising, graduation checks and requirements, printing of degree audits, troubleshooting, and information about all other undergraduate business programs and services.
Bauer Honors students
30-minute sessions by appointment only. Honors advisors provide assistance with course selection and registration advising as it relates to Honors College curriculum, printing of degree audits, troubleshooting, and information about all other undergraduate business programs and services.
To qualify for this recognition, undergraduate business students must earn a 3.50 minimum grade point average (the grade of S is not counted) on twelve or more semester hours completed during the semester. Students who earn a grade of I (except in a senior honors thesis course), D, F, or U during the semester are excluded from consideration for the Dean's List. Students are recognized by a letter from the Dean.
Dean's List Reception for Students with a 4.0 Semester GPA
Students on the Dean's List with a 4.0 semester grade point average who have not yet graduated are invited to a dean's reception and receive a certificate of recognition. In order to encourage timely graduation and recognize academic excellence for part-time students, students who have not yet graduated who complete 9 or more hours in each of the previous two regular semesters and 6 or more hours in summer for a total of 24 semester hours with a 4.0 are also invited to the reception and receive a certificate of recognition.
The reception for students on the Dean's List from Spring and/or Summer 2015 will be held on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, from 4-5 pm, in 328 UCBB (Insperity Center). Students who have received an invitation to this event may RSVP here.
Business Writing Evaluation (BWE)
One of the requirements to file a degree plan in business is clearing a mandatory business writing evaluation (BWE). The BWE is administered as part of a required course GENB 3302. The prerequisite for GENB 3302 and the BWE is successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1304 or equivalent. Each semester the UH Writing Center offers information sessions on how to prepare for the BWE. Criteria for clearing the BWE is determined by the Bauer College faculty through a representative faculty committee. Evaluation of the BWE is provided by the UH Writing Center.
Students who do not clear the BWE will be required to attend two BWE writing consulting sessions with the UH Writing Center (the limit of two sessions is only for the BWE consultations; students would still have unlimited sessions for general consulting throughout their time as UH students). In the first consulting session, students would have an opportunity to go over their BWE and areas they could improve, along with recommendations for free online resource guides to study. Students would also be given a sample topic for a practice paper. In the second follow-up session the writing consultant would go over the practice paper to see if they improved, and provide additional feedback before a re-test. For students with more serious writing issues, it would be recommended that they take ILAS 3350 Power Writing before they re-test (ILAS 3350 is a non-business course which prepares students on effective business writing, and which may be used in the student's degree plan as an advanced elective). Students are limited to one re-test per semester, and a total of three attempts unless approved by the Office of Undergraduate Business Programs.
Students on Probation, Suspension, or College Academic Notice
Advisors provide information by appointment only about the requirements and limitations of probation, suspension or CAN status, as well as related support services. Advisors also provide general advising for course selection and registration, degree audit printing, troubleshooting, and general information.
International or Study Abroad students
30-minute sessions by appointment only. Advisors provide students with information about obtaining business credit through study abroad programs. Prior to making an appointment, all potential study abroad students are asked to visit the Office of International Studies and Programs to research preferred programs and courses, and bring their findings to the advising session.
Request to Become a Business Major
All currently non-business UH students who wish to switch their major to business must fill out an online form (available during specific time periods each semester) and meet all requirements in order to be officially declared as “Pre-business”. Approved requests are effective for the semester following application.
Request to file Degree Plan
All current Pre-business majors who wish to declare their specific major must fill out a degree plan form (available during specific time periods each semester) and meet all requirements in order to be officially declared. Approved requests are effective for the semester following application.
Request to make Degree Plan changes
Current business majors with degree plans on file who wish to make changes to their declaration must fill out a degree plan form (available during specific time periods each semester) for the change to occur. Approved requests are effective for the semester following application.
All individual course prerequisites for business course are listed in the University Catalog.
Application for Graduation
Business students who wish to graduate in a given semester must meet all requirements to graduate and should consult the online graduation checklist.
GPA Calculation & Resources
Students (both prospective and current) needing assistance with GPA calculation can use our GPA resources.
262 Melcher Hall Front Desk Drop-off Services
Business student veterans in need of required signatures and paperwork related to their VA benefits should present their paperwork to our front desk at 262 Melcher Hall. Please allow at least 3-5 business days for processing.
Financial Aid and/or Scholarship Appeals
Business students in need of required signatures and paperwork related to financial aid or scholarship appeals should present their paperwork to our front desk at 262 Melcher Hall. Please allow at least 3-5 business days for processing.
Request for Consideration of Transfer Course Equivalency
Business students with domestic or international transfer work that needs to be petitioned for business course equivalency must fill out a General Petition with additional necessary documentation (including course description and complete syllabi) and present all paperwork to our front desk at 262 Melcher Hall. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing. For more information concerning transfer equivalency credit, please visit our transfer page.
Enrollment in Special Problem courses
Business Students approved for and wishing to enroll in Special Problems (Independent Study) courses must fill out a General Petition with any other necessary documentation and present all paperwork to our front desk at 262 Melcher Hall. Please allow 3-5 business days for processing.
Request for Course Overload
Business students who wish to take more than the maximum course load in a given semester and who meet course overload requirements must fill out a General Petition (including the course(s) and class/section number(s) of the courses they wish to be registered for over the maximum) and present all paperwork to our front desk at 262 Melcher Hall. Please allow 3-5 business days for processing.
International business students who wish to participate in OPT/CPT must fill out appropriate paperwork and present all paperwork to our front desk at 262 Melcher Hall. Please allow 3-5 business days for processing.
Bauer Internship Program Pre-screening form
Business students who wish to participate in BIP must, as part of the process, request that their assigned advisor fill out a pre-screening form. Forms can be downloaded online and either presented to our front desk at 262 Melcher Hall or to an advisor during an advising session. Please allow 3-5 business days for processing.
- Prospective Students
- Business Majors
- Bauer Honors
- Business Minors
- Bauer in D.C. Internship
- Emerging Leaders Academic Success Program
Incoming Transfer Students
Join us Aug. 18, 2016 for an event just for new transfer students.
Fall 2016 Application is Closed
Questions about ELASP:
Emerging Leaders Academic Success Program
C. T. Bauer College of Business
University of Houston
334 Melcher Hall Room 262
Houston, TX 77204-6021
334 Melcher Hall, Room 262
Houston, TX 77204-6021